Mere Apne: This was Gulzar's debut film as a director. The film starred Meena Kumari, Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha in lead roles.
Koshish: After 'Mere Apne' Gulzar directed 'Koshish', which was based on the life of a deaf and dumb couple.
'Parichay': Jaya Bachchan again worked with Gulzar in 'Parichay'. It was based on a Bengali novel, 'Rangeen Uttarain' by Raj Kumar Maitra
Achanak: In 1973, Gulzar made 'Achanak' starring Vinod Khanna. The film was inspired by the 1958 murder case, KM Nanavati v State of Maharashtra.
Mausam: The film is considered to be one of the best works of Gulzar. The film won National Award for 2nd Best Feature Film, Filmfare Best Movie and Filmfare Best Director awards, was loosely based on the story 'Weather', from the novel, The Judas Tree, by A.J. Cronin. Sanjeev Kumar and Sharmila Tagore gave memorable performance as a lead pair.
Aandhi: Starring Sanjeev Kumar and Suchitra Sen, Aandhi was based on the the Hindi novel 'Kaali Aandhi' by Kamleshwar. It was alleged that the film was based on the life of the then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her relationship with her estranged husband, thus was not allowed to release in 1975. After, Indira Gandhi's defeat, the film was cleared by the Janta Dal.
Kinara: Gulzar's 'Kinara' was a romantic drama starring Hema Malini, Jitendra and Dharamendra. The film was received well by the masses as well as critics.
Angoor: Starring Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma in dual roles, 'Angoor' is considered a classic comedy. The film was a remake of the 1963 Bengali comedy film Bhrantibilas that is based on Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's Bengali play by the same name which itself is based on Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors
Maachis: Om Puri, Tabu, Chandrachur Singh and Jimmy Shergill, gave critically acclaimed performance in Gulzar's 'Maachis'. The story of the film revolved around a boy who got engaged in terrorism to fight a bad situation only to realise its temporary nature.
'Hu Tu Tu': The film dealt with corruption in India and how a man decides to fight it. Starring Tabu, Sunil Shetty and Nana Patekar, 'Hu Tu Tu' was another critical masterpiece.